Manuel Locatelli insists he is “very happy” with his season personally so far after exploding onto the scene at AC Milan.
The teenage talent has been given numerous opportunities in the Milan midfield under Vincenzo Montella.
This includes some memorable moments, like scoring against Sassuolo in a 4-3 thriller and bagging the winner against Juventus at San Siro.
“I am very happy with my season, but it’s not over yet and I hope to end it even better,” Locatelli told reporters.
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“I had an explosion on to the scene that nobody expected. I’m happy with this part of the season too, even if I am not playing as much.
“It’s only normal that I want to play more, but I want to earn my place in training and a spell like this can happen, as every 19-year-old will make mistakes. I am ready, on Sunday it’ll be a tricky game with Crotone, but we are going there to get the three points.
“We lost to Empoli at the weekend, but we are all ready to make up for it against Crotone.”
Locatelli was asked what he would like for the closing five rounds of Milan’s season.
“A goal would be nice, but above all to get more playing time and qualify for Europe. My objective is to remain at Milan, I think I’ve got a good chance of staying here and having another important season.”
He was speaking as the testimonial for a youth tournament.
“I consider myself to be so lucky. Every time I see the children ask me for a photograph, I think back to when I would do the same, so it’s a wonderful moment.”